Transportation and Warehousing

The Transportation and Warehousing sector includes industries providing warehousing and storage for goods and support activities related to modes of transportation, among other activities. Within that realm, distribution companies provide air, rail, truck, and waterborne transportation of goods; companies in the warehousing industry operate facilities to store goods; and logistics companies provide advice and assistance for supply chain management including planning, implementing and controlling the movement of inventory.

  • Ecommerce
  • Refrigerated Warehousing and Storage
  • Third-Party Logistics Providers
  • 9,000 workers are employed in the transporation and warehouse industry
  • Major cities within 500 miles:
    • Memphis
    • Dallas
    • St. Louis
  • Benton County has over 130 transportation and warehousing establishments
  • Two local airports:
    • Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport
    • The Bentonville Municipal Airport
  • Wages in the transportation and warehouse industry are nearly 12% lower in Benton County than in the U.S. as a whole
  • Three major highways run through Bentonville:
    • Highway 72
    • Highway 12
    • Highway 102
  • And three others service Bentonville:
    • I-540
    • Highway 71
    • Highway 62

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